The Bizarre and Incredible World of Plants

The Bizarre and Incredible World of Plants

Book - 2009
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Explains the botanical purposes for which pollen, seeds, and fruit are designed, how they fulfill their singular purpose of reproduction and the crucial roles they play in preserving Earth's fragile biodiversity.
Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, 2009
ISBN: 9781770851252
Branch Call Number: 580 St959b 2009
Characteristics: 135 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm


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This book is a colorful find. Scanned Electron Microscopic Images were created and placed upon a black glossy background. The images alone are worth a look, but also the simple text about the natural process of pollen, seeds and fruit, make the science so simple and understandable. Could be... Read More »

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Ham625 Jun 27, 2015

Stunning pictures of pollen, of flowers a little less sharp. But the picture captions and identification should be with the picture not in tiny print in an index.

Dheader Jun 26, 2012

A beautiful coffee table book covering the world of plants with page after page of glossy pictures, most at the microscopic level, with false-color.

While stunning and lovely to look at, the descriptions of most photographs appear only in the appendix at the end of the book. Recommended for its visual appeal, but frustrating due to the difficulty in knowing what was being shown without extensive page flipping.

Mar 19, 2010

Great photography, much of it microscopic, of pollen, seeds and fruits. Cute photo of a fruit bat at dinner. Otherwise, not particularly interesting.


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